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ERIC Number: ED580481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 167
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3553-0305-6
Servant Leadership: Faculty and Student Perceptions among Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Nursing Programs
Coffman, Tammie J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Hardin-Simmons University
Servant leadership characteristics and caring converged in exploration of faculty and students of private, Christian nursing schools. Faculty assessed their servant leadership behaviors while students disclosed their perceptions of faculty as caring persons. Students evaluated faculty positively on a six-point Likert scale (mean 5.26). Serendipitous findings indicated increasing servant leadership characteristics present in nursing faculty holding doctoral degrees as compared with faculty possessing only baccalaureate degrees (p = 0.036). In addition, faculty who taught graduate and undergraduate nursing students (> 75% undergraduate) demonstrated greater levels of servant leadership characteristics (p = 0.01). Council for Christian Colleges and Universities member universities within the United States with pre-licensure nursing programs (n = 65) received invitations to participate. Nursing administrators provided general program data and released survey links to faculty and students. Servant Leadership Profile-Revised (Wong & Page, 2003) measured instructors' perceptions of their own servant leadership practices. Nursing Students' Perceptions of Instructor Caring (Wade & Kasper, 2006), developed from Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring, assessed nursing students' perception of instructor caring. No pairing of instructors and students occurred. Eligible nursing schools (n = 26) provided data including 39 nursing faculty, and 100 nursing students who completed portions of surveys sufficient for analysis. Literature review revealed common positive constructs present in servant leadership and caring with converging outcome of growth of the one served/cared for. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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